Matthew, Disciple and Scribe

The First Gospel and Its Portrait of Jesus

by PATRICK SCHREINER (Author)
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This fresh look at the Gospel of Matthew highlights the unique contribution that Matthew's rich and multilayered portrait of Jesus makes to understanding the connection between the Old and New Testaments.

"With Schreiner's Matthew, Disciple and Scribe I have found a new favorite book on the Gospel of Matthew and a new required course text for my classes on the Synoptic Gospels. Both old and new insights abound in Schreiner's fresh reading of Matthew, setting forth a powerful portrait of Jesus as the wise, righteous, merciful king; the new Moses, who leads his people to saving freedom through his death; and the one who brings Abraham's blessing to all the nations."
--Joshua W. Jipp, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"By combining thoughtful research on what it means for Matthew to be a disciple of Teacher Jesus with the intertextual theology of Matthew's text, Patrick Schreiner has provided a rich exploration of Matthew's message."
--Jonathan T. Pennington, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

"Readers of the Bible often recognize the role the Gospels play as the bridge between old and new in Scripture. Schreiner gives the First Gospel special attention as he convincingly argues that Matthew is a disciple and scribe elucidating the relationship between old and new as he himself learned it from his teacher, Jesus. From this perspective, Schreiner sheds fresh light on what makes Matthew tick."
--Nijay K. Gupta, Portland Seminary

"Does Scripture portray how to be a disciple of Jesus and a student-scholar? By unfolding Matthew's vision of the discipled scribe, Patrick Schreiner shows how Jesus and Matthew bring forth gems both ancient and fresh. Come, sit at the feet of these master teachers."
--Matthew W. Bates, Quincy University; author of Salvation by Allegiance Alone

Contributors

PATRICK SCHREINER, Author

Patrick Schreiner (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is assistant professor of New Testament language and literature at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He is also an elder at Christ Church Sellwood in Portland. Schreiner is the author of The Body of Jesus: A Spatial Analysis of the Kingdom in Matthew and The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross.

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